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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

In Other Words

Lighthouse and Stormy Seas

"The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life."

~ James L. Christensen ~

I have lost count of the number of times I have heard someone say, "I just don't know how I would handle that without knowing Christ." I would have to agree whole-heartedly. Pretty much all the hard times in my life that were true challenges occurred after I became a follower of Christ. So, I can't really say I've seen both sides of the fence. I just know that Christ has been my comfort during those hard times and I just can't imagine not having his loving embrace during those times.

He was there when I was an awkward teen hating how I looked and who I was. He told me that He loved me no matter what and that I was His beautiful bride. I clung to that throughout my adolescence. Sometimes that was all I had. He was there when my Mom died and He told me He greeted her as she entered heaven. He held me in his arms as a loving Father as I cried, yearning for my Mom. He was there when a relationship tore apart and my heart was broken. He nursed my heart until it was whole again and assured me that He was the Groom who would never leave. Finally, He was there when I was a brand new Mommy and I longed for sleep and validation. He spoke to me quietly during those late night nursing sessions and told me how I precious I was to Him and to my son.

Life has not always been easy since I became a Christian but I know that I have all I need in my arsenal to face whatever is thrown at me. I have the Creator of the Universe right there holding me hand through it all. How could I face life without him? There is NO WAY! I praise Him everyday for His constant presence. And I praise Him for making me "great enough for life."



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4 Readers Shared Their Love:

Hopeful Spirit said...

Sarah:

I love the lighthouse painting and the way you related to the quote through your own experiences, so many of which I totally relate to!!

I hope that you will participate in the first-ever Group Writing Project that Tami, Shalene, and I are hosting! You can read the details at On the Horizon. All you need to do is send a link to your post to me via e-mail. It will then appear on all three of our sites and, hopefully, allow a good number of folks to read your thoughts about thankfulness and Christianity! Please join us!

Denise said...

Amen, beautifully said.

Allison said...

Beautiful post :) Thanks for stopping by In Other Words Tuesday! God bless and have a wonderful holiday!

Rosemarie said...

"Finally, He was there when I was a brand new Mommy and I longed for sleep and validation. He spoke to me quietly during those late night nursing sessions and told me how I precious I was to Him and to my son."

WOW! Every new mom needs this. You've blessed me and when life as a sahm is stressed, I'll remember how precious I am.